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. there were four when i started teaching about gin in the late 1980s >> reporter: steve olsen is a cocktail historian in new york city. >> the word gin comes from the word y >> nefra which means juniper because gin by definition is supposed to be a juniper-flavored we have ranch. ranch... beverage >> reporter: as early as the 13th century the dutch were infusing spirits with juniper into a liquor. by the 1700s it had made its way to england where gin, as it became known, was the drink of the masses. the gin of the time was twice as potent as its modern counter part and often consumed by the pint full. the spirit was quickly demoniz demonized, blamed for the plight of the underclass, almost outlawed >> at this time period the death rate exceeds the birth rate in london. this is terrible >> reporter: people are die joog it's attributed to alcohol >> reporter: but today gin is getting its good name back. what would you say is the highest point in history for gin? >> i would say they are at this point right now. on the precipice of the most exciting time of gin and of cocktails in general. >> r
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